Bond Girls

Ah, the Bond Girls. Those simple words conjur up so many striking images from Honey Ryder emerging from the sea in a bikini, Jill Masterson naked covered in gold paint and the famous introduction by Pussy Galore. Who could also forget the extravagant May Day, the seductive but deadly Xenia Zaragevna Onatopp and the tragic ending to Bond's only wife Teresa Di Vicenzo? These are just a few of the delights, shocks and surprises the Bond Girls have given the series over the years.

The title of a Bond Girl can be loosely applied to many characters appearing throughout the films. They could be a love interest of Bond either as an ally or a villain, someone who is simply encountered along the way, essential to Bond's mission, or perhaps just providing a pleasing distraction either as a main character or in the background. Often containing double-entendre names, there have been double-crossers, enemy agents, bimbos, psychics, heiresses and even nuclear physicists to name a few.

As time has moved on, the role of the Bond Girl has been continually changing. Characters are becoming distinctly more complex, given extra scope, and traditional boundaries are becoming blurred. One thing is certain though. As long as there is James Bond, there will always be Bond Girls. These girls will be eternal members of an elite club that hold the title of 'Bond Girl' whether it be past, present or future. §

From the 00's

From the 90's

Dr Christmas Jones (Denise Richards)

Dr Christmas Jones
(Denise Richards)

The World Is Not Enough
1999

Elektra King (Sophie Marceau)

Elektra King
(Sophie Marceau)

The World Is Not Enough
1999

Dr Molly Warmflash (Serena Scott Thomas)

Dr Molly Warmflash
(Serena Scott Thomas)

The World Is Not Enough
1999

'Cigar Girl' (Maria Grazia Cucinotta)

'Cigar Girl'
(Maria Grazia Cucinotta)

The World Is Not Enough
1999

Paris Carver (Teri Hatcher)

Paris Carver
(Teri Hatcher)

Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh)

Wai Lin
(Michelle Yeoh)

Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

From the 80's

Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell)

Pam Bouvier
(Carey Lowell)

Licence To Kill
1989

Lupe Lamora (Talisa Soto)

Lupe Lamora
(Talisa Soto)

Licence To Kill
1989

Kara Milovy (Maryam d’ Abo)

Kara Milovy
(Maryam d’ Abo)

The Living Daylights
1987

Linda (Belle Avery)

Linda
(Belle Avery)

The Living Daylights
1987

Pola Ivanova (Fiona Fullerton)

Pola Ivanova
(Fiona Fullerton)

A View To A Kill
1985

Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts)

Stacey Sutton
(Tanya Roberts)

A View To A Kill
1985

May Day (Grace Jones)

May Day
(Grace Jones)

A View To A Kill
1985

Kimberley Jones (Mary Stavin)

Kimberley Jones
(Mary Stavin)

A View To A Kill
1985

Octopussy (Maud Adams)
Bianca (Tina Hudson)

Bianca
(Tina Hudson)

Octopussy
1983

Countess Lisl (Cassandra Harris)

Countess Lisl
(Cassandra Harris)

For Your Eyes Only
1981

Bibi Dahl (Lynn-Holly Johnson)

Bibi Dahl
(Lynn-Holly Johnson)

For Your Eyes Only
1981

Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet)

Melina Havelock
(Carole Bouquet)

For Your Eyes Only
1981

From the 70's

Naomi (Caroline Munro)

Naomi
(Caroline Munro)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Major Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach)

Major Anya Amasova
(Barbara Bach)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Felicca (Olga Bisera)

Felicca
(Olga Bisera)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Log Cabin Girl (Sue Vanner)

Log Cabin Girl
(Sue Vanner)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Miss Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland)

Miss Mary Goodnight
(Britt Ekland)

The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Saida (Carmen du Sautoy)

Saida
(Carmen du Sautoy)

The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Andrea Anders (Maud Adams)

Andrea Anders
(Maud Adams)

The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Rosie Carver (Gloria Hendry)

Rosie Carver
(Gloria Hendry)

Live And Let Die
1973

Solitaire (Jane Seymour)

Solitaire
(Jane Seymour)

Live And Let Die
1973

Miss Caruso (Madeline Smith)

Miss Caruso
(Madeline Smith)

Live And Let Die
1973

Plenty O’Toole (Lana Wood)

Plenty O’Toole
(Lana Wood)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Tiffany Case (Jill St. John)

Tiffany Case
(Jill St. John)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

From the 60's

Nancy (Catherine Schell)

Nancy
(Catherine Schell)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1969

Ruby Bartlett (Angela Scoular)

Ruby Bartlett
(Angela Scoular)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1969

Teresa Di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg)

Teresa Di Vicenzo
(Diana Rigg)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1969

Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama)

Kissy Suzuki
(Mie Hama)

You Only Live Twice
1967

Helga Brandt (Karin Dor)

Helga Brandt
(Karin Dor)

You Only Live Twice
1967

Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi)

Aki
(Akiko Wakabayashi)

You Only Live Twice
1967

Ling (Tsai Chin)

Ling
(Tsai Chin)

You Only Live Twice
1967

Bonita (Nadja Regin)

Bonita
(Nadja Regin)

Goldfinger
1964

Zora (Martine Beswicke)

Zora
(Martine Beswicke)

From Russia With Love
1963

Vida (Aliza Gur)

Vida
(Aliza Gur)

From Russia With Love
1963